Horizon 2020 project: Ceaseval

Hemme Battjes, Evelien Brouwer and Hans van Oort participate in the Horizon 2020 project CEASEVAL. This project includes a comprehensive evaluation of the Common European Asylum System in a two-year research process, investigating regulation patterns and concrete practices regarding the reception of asylum seekers and the handling of their asylum request.

The project aims to achieve various objectives: Firstly, a new theoretical frame for the process of the Common European Asylum System’s “multilevel governance” will be developed and empirically tested; secondly, a critical evaluation of the Common European Asylum System will be carried out and discrepancies between EU standards of refugee reception and national legislations and their implementation will be identified and analyzed.

Another aim is the elaboration of new policies by constructing different alternatives of implementing a Common European Asylum System, subsequently resulting in a valid assessment which degree of harmonization (with regard to legislation and implementation) and solidarity is possible and necessary. Lead partner of this project is Chemnitz University of Technology (Jun. Prof. Birgit Glorius).’